BBC Senior Journalist (Reporter) - BBC Africa Business Jobs in Kenya

BBC Senior Journalist (Reporter) - BBC Africa Business Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

  • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC output or generating exciting ideas and original newsgathering.

    Key responsibilities and accountabilities

    • Propose; research; write; report and edit interesting and well-explained reports and more
    thoughtful, analytical pieces for publication – meeting high journalistic standards and fully
    observing the BBC editorial guidelines.

    • Alert editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, on-the-spot reports and present,
    as soon as possible. Check and advise against coverage when necessary.

    • Develop and use all formats and platforms available to tell the story in the most appropriate way, with a particular focus on social media to deliver our journalism to audiences.

    • Supply items for the news diary, coming up with a stream of realistic coverage ideas and working jointly with other BBC reporters and producers in the field/region.

    • Provide regular advice on news developments, guidance on agency or newspaper stories and
    briefings on government policies.

    • To gather material for broadcast on news topics and events which is reflective of the audiences
    we serve.

    • To provide timely, specialist and self-assured news coverage and analysis of news and events of
    interest to the audiences of the BBC.

    • Maintain regular and clear communication with the Editors ensuring everyone is briefed on own
    movements and contact numbers at all times throughout the assignment.

    • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.

    • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

    Knowledge, skills, training and experience

    • Experience of live broadcasting including live breaking news with a good on-screen presence,
    self-assured microphone voice and ability to communicate effectively to target audience. A
    knowledge of and aptitude for using multimedia technology.

    • Demonstrates balanced and impartial judgement. Makes appropriate editorial decisions, taking
    account of conflicting views where necessary.

    • A demonstrable interest in new media which will include knowledge of how to maximise a story
    for digital, reporting experience and proven skills in generating original newsgathering.

    • Work in partnership with other reporters and producers.

    • Ability to convey story and programme ideas and to contribute fully to the planning process.

    • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual
    differences can benefit the BBC.

    • Ability to convey story and programme ideas and to contribute fully to the planning process.

    • Able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques
    appropriate to the audience and the nature of information.

    • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet
    deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.

    • An understanding of health and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

    Additional job specific responsibilities and accountabilities

    • Successful candidate will have an excellent command of English, Swahili Languages (Both written and spoken).

    • Knowledge of French would be advantageous.

    • Strong journalistic and business reporting background.

    • Have broad understanding of East and Horn of Africa business news and current affairs.

    • Strong digital understanding and awareness of latest broadcast technology with the ability to learn new skills.

    • Ability to write strong business analytical text pieces, excellent broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC Senior Journalist (Reporter) - BBC Africa Business Jobs in Kenya

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